Spring Framework 5.0 M5 Update

An update on the 5th and last milestone of Spring Framework 5.0…

Spring MVC and Spring WebFlux

The name Spring MVC is both well known and widely used but it may surprise a few there is no actual project or independent distribution with that name. Rather it is a module within the Spring Framework distribution called spring-webmvc. Here is another trivia question. Did you know that the top-level package in the module does not feature “mvc”? Rather it is called org.springframework.web.servlet. Practically speaking those are details that we don’t have to remember. What matters is that we have a short and memorable name to refer to Spring’s Servlet stack based web framework.

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Spring Framework 5.0 M5 released

Dear Spring community,

Leading into 2017, the fifth Spring Framework 5.0 milestone is available now. Once again, please check the project page for how to obtain it from our milestone repository.

This is the last milestone before we enter the release candidate phase. Our feature-complete RC1 is planned for early April, initiating a series of release candidates up until June. With this timeline, against near-final releases of OpenJDK 9 and several EE 8 specifications, our 5.0 generation covers early JDK 9 support as well as Servlet 4.0 and Bean Validation 2.0 already.

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